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FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
being. we have fox coverage with wendell at the white house. but, first, mike is live on capitol hill. the senate leader is the -- actually, the minority leader, what is he telling colleagues? >>reporter: he said they are very, very close. he would like to take action to avoid having americans suffer a huge tax increase in a matter of ten hours. there are a lot of anxious senators walking around wondering if or when they will get a chance to vote on something. at 1:19 senator mcconnell sent this e-mail to the colleagues and i quote, "the tax piece is complete and done last evening at 1:45. i thought the deal was sealed but this morning the white house called demanding we also turn off the sequester, those are the automatic spending cuts, to against and domestic spending kicking in, in the new year." mcconnell has outside other ways to pay for several months of that so the new congress can work that out. he is senator mcconnell. >> i reached out to the vice president in an effort to get things done. i am happy to report the effort has been a successful effort. as the president just sai
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm PST
committee for six years after his failed presidential bid in 2004. wendell is like at the white house. any sign of a fight over senate confirmation or is this a foregone conclusion? >>reporter: you are right, it is a foregone conclusion. the senate is a close knit group and he has been there 20 years. he will not need on the job training and he called on lawmakers to confirm him quickly. >> he has earned the respect and trust of senate colleagues democrat and republican. few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers, or grasp our foreign policies as firmly as john kerry. >>reporter: he has been an unofficial emissary for president obama in egypt, pakistan, and sudan, and the speech at the democratic convention in 2004 when he was running for president launched the country president's national career. >>gregg: and ambassador susan rice withdrew her name over the problem over benghazi. >>reporter: several republican senators said today they still have questions about what the president and secretary clinton knew of security at consulate and the attack and when did they know it.
Dec 30, 2012 11:15pm EST
which is as opposed to the political elite we all shared a member of oliver wendell holmes pulled the horse shade you hear of a wonderful one horse shay that is built in such a logical way that it ran 100 years to the day i will tell you what happened without delay. schering the person to fix, frightening the people out of theird it all fell apart in one instant after 100 years it went all that once and all that wants nothing first, just as bubbles do when they burst. oliver wendell holmes wrote in 1958 fought in 1972 he wrote to the great empires in spain and russia, britain, each to to enter 50 years. in the empirical hegemony and the power leads to decadence and the short sleeves to short sleeves and generations from the exploration and exploitation to the decadence request for world approval to the welfare state and squabbles over inherited wealth and the notable feature he writes of the declining nations of the loss of physical energy. both recapitulate the human individual tendencies and like the individual human involved in the predictable directions the kunin light lived t
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
wendell goler on the north lawn. wendell, has either side suggest what a compromise might possibly look like? >> reporter: not really, bill. they're both accusing the other of pushing the nation toward the fiscal cliff. in fact republicans say democrats are driving us at high speed toward the cliff like "thelma & louise". intellectually we know it is likely democrats will agree to more spending cuts than they want. republicans will give on tax revenue. republicans say though will not raise tax rates treasury secretary geithner says they will have to. >> there is no path to an agreement, there does not involve republicans acknowledging that rates have to go up for the wealthiest americans. there is no way to raise a meaningful amount of revenue relative to the size of our fiscal challenges by limiting value of deductions to wealthiest americans. there is just not enough room there. >> reporter: geithner says he will believe there is an agreement because the alternative is unthinkable. time is running out as you point out, bill. bill: on a tenuous economy too. what are republicans say, we
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
's announcement. the president saying secretary clinton still recovering from concussion. wendell goler with the news. with the burden of proofy road once first alert forecast for susan rice now gone, senator kerry expected to easily win confirmation from his senate colleagues. >> well, harris, as the president put it, kerry won't need much on-the-job training. he has been chairman of the foreign relations committee for the past six years and was president president obama's emissary to pakistan, egypt and sudan. and in the senate which is a pretty close nit group. form senator obama says not block nomination. >> he has earned the trust of his senate colleagues, democrats and republicans. i think it's fair to say that few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our foreign policies as firmly as john kerry. this makes him a perfect choice to guide american diplomacy in the years ahead. >> in fact, it's terry's open foreign relations committee that will conduct the confirmation hearings. harris? >> harris: i mentioned moments ago that ambassador susan rice withdrew
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
wendell. who is the grinch? >>reporter: house majority cantor who is predicting lawmakers may stay until christmas and come back between christmas and new years. doesn't seem to have been much progress since the first post election face-to-face talks between the president and speaker boehner on sunday but aides say the president is eager for a compromise but at the same time they defended his public prediction that speaker boehner will give up trying to extend the public administration's upper income tax cuts. >> the president predicted the speaker boehner would not want to hold a position and that republicans in general would not want to maintain a position that would result in everyone's taxes going up because of their insistence that the wealthiest get a tax cut. that doesn't seem like a very popular position to take. >>reporter: politically it should be simple sell. congress can vote to extend the middle-class tax cuts and go home. upper income tax cuts expire. >>shepard: no movement on negotiations? >>reporter: the president and speaker boehner spoke on the telephone phone and speak
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
candidate and nominee in two four. -- 2004. jenna: senior foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is live at the white house for us now. wendell. >> reporter: there were only those two names on the list, senator kerry from massachusetts and u.n. ambassador susan rice. she removed her name after it became clear there would be an incredible fight over the nomination because of the statements she made after the tragedy in benghazi that cost the lives of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. john kerry, a long-time member of the senate, head of the foreign relations committee, will have no problem winning confirmation of that body. that will reconclude a fight there. that was a fight the president really didn't want to have this early in what will be his second term. so we expect the nomination to come later today. whether or not the president announces it himself we have yet to hear. back to you. jenna: wendell goler, thank you. jon: let's talk about all this with chris wallace. he is of course the anchor of "fox news sunday". maybe the worst-kept secret in washington.
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
city of michigan are about to strike another blow to union leaders. wendell goler live at the white house with details. wendell? >> you're talking about the right to work debate in michigan state legislature. big labor, of course, a big part of the president's reelection bid, especially in michigan and ohio. so we weighed in on the right to work debate at an event yesterday aimed at putting more pressure on congress to let the bush administration's upper income tax cuts expire. even though there is little chance mr. obama will persuade the republican-led state legislature. >> these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> the president preaching to the choir yesterday. he was greeted by rick snyder at the airport in detroit. michigan would be the 24th right to work state in the nation and with its union background, it would be a huge blow to organized labor, which continues to lose its share of the work force. it was a little under
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
should go up a little bit as part of an overall deficit reduction package. gregg: wendell goler is live at the white house. wendell, what are you hearing there? >> reporter: will as we heard, gregg, from my buddy mike emanuel, we want to hear from vice president biden or senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. they essentially took the lead in these talks whether the president and speaker john boehner couldn't cut a deal. mccan nell says he wants to reach agreement. and california senator dianne feinstein says failure is not an option. >> the danger to our people, to our military, to our nation's security. to our economic base is just too great not to have a solution. so, you know, what makes this government work is compromise. when you don't compromise there is stasis. we have had enough of that for too long. >> reporter: the president says if biden and mcconnell can't cut a deal the senate will vote on extending tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year and basically force republicans to go the politically risky route voting against it, gregg. gregg: essentially that mean
Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
oliver wendell holmes said at one point* another i heard come out of the amount of kennedy with the actions had passion at the peril of being judged not to have lived. he has assessed that is palpable. now he has won the election when of the first crisis is desegregation of the university of alabama. this is from the 50 years ago to the day old mrs. march gain there 50th anniversary. if you have never been to the civil-rights museum they have these recordings but this is the president talking with of principal face of segregation at the time the safety of james meredith safety is in doubt. and they are doing and elaborate dance where president kennedy insist a couple of things have to happen. here is how it unfolds : [laughter] >> host: what was president kennedy's seat gain to accomplish? >> there is so much happening. you can hear in the tone that you don't get for reading the transcripts. he is asserting the right of the president of united states to order the governor of mississippi to restore order in a perilous situation. meredith is in danger of his life. parenthetic
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
and spending cuts set to kick in at the stroke of midnight. wendell goler is joining us live from the white house. wendell, great to see you. what is the very latest on these negotiations? >> reporter: well the vice president and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell talked late into the night yesterday and picked up before breakfast today and word is they made some progress. the two basically took leadership of the talks when president obama and house speaker john boehner failed to cut a deal. when. mcconnell essentially gave up trying to negotiate with senate majority leader harry reid. now said to be reasonably close together on income tax rates though republicans want to use the additional money to cut the deficit and democrats to soften spending cuts. california senator barbara boxer made clear this morning she is not looking for perfection. >> i wanted to add at least a cautiously optimistic note i am hopeful we will get something done and i think if we do, and if it's fair, fair enough, we should get our country off this cliff. >> reporter: boxer says she is willing to move up the i
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
between president obama and speaker boehner. wendell, is there any time left to get this done? >>reporter: well, folks think there is time for enough of a deal but stopped short of a fiscal cliff but some think that has to happen this week. at a daimler truck stop the president didn't mention the upper income tax hike he is demanding but warned what will happen if congress doesn't extend the middle-class tax cuts both sides want. >> people will spend nearly $200 billion less than otherwise they would spend. consumer spending will go down. that means you have less customers, businesses get fewer profits, they hire fewer workers, you go in a downward spiral. wrong idea. >>reporter: the president criticized the right-to-work deal that michigan's republican legislature is set to pass calling it a right to make less money and says it doesn't have anything to do with economics but licks. >>shepard: does the fact that the two men who are the last two to meet on this matter, met together and did not come out bellyaching about the other side, is that positive or am i looking for a silver lining? >
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 8:00am PST
cabinet and also maybe the senate. wendell goler is live at the white house with all of this. wendell, was this rice's decision or was this a decision made by the white house? >> reporter: jenna, by all accounts it was rice's call although there is no indication president obama pressed her to reconsider. he angrily criticized republicans for attacking rice over her initial explanation for the benghazi consulate attack and in a written statement yesterday he said, quote, while i deeply regret the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rise in recent weeks, her decision demonstrates the strength of her character. rice told nbc's brian williams, she didn't want to be a distraction. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> reporter: meanwhile south carolina republican senator lindsey graham says he still believes rice misled the public and he won't give up his attempt to find out why, jenna. jenna: there were many rumors she would be
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
christmas trees across america. this mom, buying ornaments from august wendell in pennsylvania. and something else key -- >> i found a santa claus key, because we do not have a chimney and my kids wanted santa to have a special way to get in. >> reporter: connor, 14 years old, asking, who said all socks are made in china? >> my mom got me a pair of nike socks that were made right here in america. >> reporter: and this mom, kim, from nevada, on her bicycle, made in dallas. >> where was it made? >> in america! >> reporter: there was emily who told us last time about dad and her sister. >> i got my sister a dress, the one i'm wearing. >> reporter: it turns out she didn't forget about mom. a travel jiffy steamer, made in america. >> let's see how it works. >> hi, david! >> reporter: and from pennsylvania tonight, julianna, just 6 years old. >> this is my american made easel. >> reporter: an easel made by beckham. >> where were your toys made? >> in america. >> reporter: so many families sending us their christmas videos. the viewers who bought spooner boards. >> i really like this,
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 3:00pm PST
been blocked. wendell goler looks at the kerry pick in light of libya. >> on the surface, president obama first cabinet nomination of the second term might seem to be the easily confirmed by the mostly close knit member of senate. >> in extraordinarily distinguished senate career, chairman of the foreign relations committee, john played a central role in every major foreign policy debate for 30 years. >> in addition to his work on the hill, massachusetts democrat john kerry has been unofficial white house emissary in egypt and afghanistan, as well as pakistan and the sudan. it was kerry's 2004 presidential nomination that launched then senator obama national career. mr. obama may have owed him but he said there is no question that kerry is qualified for the post. >> he is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training. he has earned respect and trust of the senate colleagues. democrats and republicans. >> kerry emergeed as front runner when ambassador susan rice withdrew her name for consideration in wake of what critics say were misleading statements about the attack on the benghaz
FOX News
Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
reject the president's plan if higher taxes on families earning more than $250,000 a year. wendell is live at the white house. if they reject that i don't know how far this will go. the president could blink but his eyes seem wide open. >>reporter: it is a nonstarter if they reject continuing the upper income tax cuts. the republicans say the plan cuts the deficits by $4.6 trillion based on the white house method of counting based on the recommendations of the president's deficit reduction commission but the president could disagree. the republicans say the plan would raise $800 million through tax reform but not by phasing out the upper income bush tax cuts and before the plan was announced, white house press secretary insisted the rates will not make it to the new year. >> he will not sign a bill that extends those tax rates for the top 2 percent. we cannot afford it. it is not wise economic policy. not wise fiscal policy. it would defeat the principle of balance that he has embraced. >> the president wrapped up an hour long twitter session promoting what he called a balanced app
FOX News
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm PST
cash. wendell is live with more on the white house. how much much revenue would the president's plan raise by raising the tax rates for high earners? >> about $1 trillion the next 10 years from the rate increase. that is just part of a package that also includes limits on deductions and tax credits and aims to pull in a total of $1.6 trillion. republicans want to keep tax rates the same b end deductions and loopholes but obama says that will not get the job done. >> it is not possible to raise the amount of revenue required for a balance the package if all you rely on is closing deductions and loopholes. let me amend that. it is possible to do theoretically but it is not practical or wise as a practical many. >>reporter: ending the mortgage deduction would hammer middle class and the charity deduction being ended would hamper universities and colleges. >>trace: when republicans say the higher tax rates will hurt small business? >>reporter: and that, cost jobs. the white house says only the top 2 percent or 3 percent of small businesses are affected republicans say those are the ones
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 3:00am PST
to reach a deal. wendell goler live with the latest on the status of those late night negotiations. good morning, wendell. >> good morning. the vice president and senate minority leader took over the talks when the president and house speaker john boehner hit a wall and while they didn't reach a deal yesterday, there was movement on the income level they're willing to protect from tax hikes and other levels. mr. obama, on an interview on "meet the press" was cautiously opt missic. >> i'm confident that one of two things will happen when it comes to the fiscal cliff. one, we'll see an agreement within the next 48 hours in which case middle class taxes will not go up. if that doesn't happen, then democrats in the senate will put a bill on the floor of the senate and republican also have to decide if they're going to block it. >> biden and mcconnell are said to be only about $100,000 apart on where the bush era tax cuts would expire with the republican pushing for $550,000 a year. democrats offering a 450,000. biden stowed have given up his push to raise the estate tax. democrats are trying
Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm EST
from a speech that oliver wendell holmes made about the civil war, and it seemed to me very appropriate. he said, "to our great good fortune and our youth, our hearts were touched by fire. and we learned at an early age that life was a passionate and serious thing." i haven't exactly quoted that, but the point is that people who were young during the civil war were inspired and matured in a way that perhaps hasn't happened to every generation. c-span: but the subtitle on your book is "the life, death and mythic afterlife of george armstrong custer." who was general custer? >> guest: well, custer was part of that generation that was touched by the fire of the civil war. he had a splendid, heroic career as a general in the civil war. and then afterwards, the time when he becomes very interesting to me, at the age of 25, he was one of 135 unemployed major generals. he had to redirect his life. for the first few years, it wasn't easy. and then he found a new career on the frontier. so he's a fascinating study. c-span: what was the battle of the little bighorn, and where is that located? >>
Dec 16, 2012 8:00am EST
at once. all at once and nothing first, just as bubbles do when they burst. oliver wendell holmes wrote that in 1858, and in 1972 sir john glove, a british historian, wrote a pamphlet called the fate of empires, 197 is 2. and he wrote that the great empires, asyria, persian, greece, the roman, the arab empires, the ottoman empires, spain, russia, britain, each flourished for around 250 years, and this seems to be the space allotted for imperial he generalny. too long a period of power leads to decadence, so the empire goes from the pioneers to the innovators, to the bureaucrats, from exploration on exploitation to decadence, the quest for world approval, the welfare state and squabbles over inherited wealth. and a notable feature, he writes, of the declining nations is the loss of physical energy. he suggests, as does the bible, that the state of a human organism is no different than the family. both recapitulate human individual tendencies, and like the individual human, evolve in predictable directions. the human might, indeed can, live to be 120 years, but no longer, and will decay t
FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 3:00am PST
this possibly inspire compromise? wendell goler live at the white house with the latest on the talks. what's the word at the white house this morning? >> there is always hope. bough sides have controlsed, but both are still positioning themselves. john boehner backed away from his demand that tax cuts be extended on everyone. boehner's cutoff is a million dollars. president obama's is 400,000. there is stale good distance apart. today house members will vote on what boehner calls his plan b, which he hopes will put pressure on the president. >> the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american. 99.81% of the american people. then the president will have a decision to make. he can call on senate democrats to pass that bill or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in american history. >> boehner says the president's plan would raise taxes more than it would cut spending. but mr. obama says boehner's plan b would actually raise taxes about $1,000 for families making $30,000 or less a year. it would also phase out $1,000 tax credit for families
FOX News
Dec 20, 2012 8:00am PST
their 2012 returns next year. wendell goler is live with his scratch pad at the white house. so why the delay, wendell, and what is this alternative minimum tax anyway? >> reporter: this is part of the fiscal cliff negotiation as you might suspect, jon. the amt limits value of deductions for people making more than a certain amount of money. congress raises that amount periodically with a patch so it doesn't hit the people it was aimed at 1969 when $40,000 a year was worth a lot more than it is right now. the problem the irs computers are programmed to figure in the patch and they would have to be reprogrammed before the irs could start processing amt tax returns. acting commissioner steven miller wrote house democrat sander levin, quote, this situation would create two significant problems. lengthy delays of tax returns and unexpectedly higher taxes for many taxpayers. miller said that the irs has to reprogram its computers, it might be late march before people affected by the amt could file their returns. house republicans will vote today on a bill that includes an amt patch with both parti
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 3:00am PST
the votes, so on his own side. wendell goler live at the white house with a recap of what went wrong. >> steve, speaker boehner says the failure of his plan b leaves it up to the president and the democrat-controlled senate to come up with a plan for taxes and spending cuts that keeps the country from going over the fiscal cliff. but if that's the case, it is more likely to be a plan that counts mainly on democrat support and a few republicans than the other way around. ohio republican congressman was angry last night at members of his own party and defended boehner. >> that's the same 40, 50 chuckle heads that all year starting with hr 1, the entire congress who screwed this place up and so, you know, he has done everything in thinks power to make nice to them, to bring them along, to make them feel included. but it hasn't mattered, and so i don't fault him. i mean, he's done his best. >> earlier white house press secretary jay carney criticized boehner for abandoning talks with the president after mr. obama raised the income level he was willing to protect from tax hikes and boehne
FOX News
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
it's ready to go thelma and louise style over the cliff on january 1. if that's the case, wendell goler live at the white house with what we know is going on behind the scenes. anything happening? >> steve, the president and house speaker john boehner talked on the phone yesterday, but they agreed not to characterize their conversation. so it's unclear how much progress they made. from the outside, it does seem they've moved a bit closer with boehner now agreeing to raise tax collection from the wealthy, though not by raising tax rates. >> we've got to cut spending and i believe to put revenues on the table. the revenues we're putting on the table will come from, guess who, the rich! there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes, and have the same people pay more of their money to the federal government without raising tax rates which we believe will harm our economy. >> the president lobbied big business leaders yesterday with an appearance at the business round table. his aides say you can not raise enough money by phasing out deductions without causing other problems. for
Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
, that is still a fight. mister justice oliver wendell holmes once said taxes are the prices we pay for our civilized society. one sure way to determine the social conscience of a government is to examine the way taxes are collected and how they are spent. and one sure way to determine the social conscience of an individual is to get his tax reaction. taxes are for all of the dues we pay for the privilege of membership in an organized society. that society becomes more civilized. government, national and state and local is called on to assume more obligations to its citizens. >> that's fdr in october, 1976. he's running for re-election. it's not a lame duck -- that is about his fourth case. it sounds like another planet given the tax politics. in the history you have been studying, is that an outlier or close to what the argument has been? >> lawmakers made the argument in two ways. you clearly try to link the revenue raising that you want to do to the social investments. the malloy approach. >> exactly. >> the way to do it is training on the austerity that is going to result if you don't b
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
in and you qualify for it because of certain checklists we created wendell: was put together. in that sense, it is an entitlement, not different in medicare. host: here's a quick comment from one of our viewers -- guest: they are unwilling to pull the trigger and make the investments. you can say the problem is conference but we cannot read every business executives mind. we do know that since june of 2009, we have been running the same playbook in a miserable growth and i think it is time to take a step back and think hard about the kind of policies we are undertaking. host: i want to respond to this earlier -- you use the phrase uncertainty, that business does not know what will happen. guest: i have asked business folks that if i could give you one after% certainty -- that if i could give you 100% certainty, would this affect you and they said that is not what i want. guest: response certainty and then there is bad policy. ofhave an enormous amount not growing. there can be fairness and social objectives. in an environment where we have a terrible economic growth, 23 million americans ou
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
men and women alike a merry christmas. gregg: do you want me to quote oliver wendell holmes. >> no, for crying out loud. smartest legal analyst on the channel. gregg: i won't do it just for you. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. heather: i knew that would be fiery. that did not disappoint. it is already christmas in some parts of the world and santa is on the move. take a look. we are tracking him, how you and your kids can track old st. nick. that is coming up. and a young cancer patient bringing holiday cheer to other sick kids. we'll tell you about her big plan that's already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. [ male announcer ] the more you lose, the more you lose, because for every two pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ a brave little girl diagnosed with canceree pit micing the christmas spirit after coming up with a grand plan to help out other kids in her situation. lauren demaco from our affiliate in d.c. has her story. >> gabriella million her is one very ti
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
a fiscal cliff. at that rate, talks are going slow. the u.s. seems poised to go over the edge. wendell goler live at the white house. okay, does everyone have like the calendar in front of them realizing what the date actually is? >> it's a high stakes poker game. each side waiting for the other to show its cards. the white house demanding republicans say how much they're willing to raise taxes and republicans demanding the white house list the spending cuts. democrats are willing to accept. there is, as you say, less than month before the deadline and realistically, there may be less time than that given the need for congress to actually write legislation. house speaker john boehner said on fox news sunday, right now they've got nothing to start with. >> i would say we're nowhere, period. we're nowhere. we've put a serious offer on the table by putting revenues up there to try to get this question resolved. but the white house has responded with virtually nothing. they've actually asked for more revenue than they've been asking for the whole entire time. >> the president campaigned on
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
our way just four weeks away. eight working days away. wendell goler live at the white house. what's the latest? >> what we have now is an opening proposal from each side. the republicans plan would cut $2.2 trillion from the deficit, which is about $600 billion more than the president's plan. it would raise the eligibility age for medicare from 65 to 67. and lower the annual cost of living increases for social security benefits. south carolina senator lindsey graham says those two programs have to be brought under control. >> if we adjusted the age of retirement over the next 30 years like ronald reagan and tip o'neil adjusted the cpi index and means tested benefits, we could save medicare and social security from insolvency and people need the programs. the good news is, we would get our kids and grandkids out of the situation of becoming greece. >> the president's aides not surprisingly quickly rejected the plan which republicans say would bring in $800 billion in higher tax revenue without raising rates. white house communications director said, quote, it actually promises to l
Dec 13, 2012 3:00am PST
and has a very good shot of being a wende wendell wilke, a very popular figure that could actually take on hillary clinton if she runs. >> a 72% approval rating in one of the reddest, mo pro-union states in america. that's defying political gravity. >> i think the fact that it's jersey has a lot more to do with whether it's blue or red. jersey, and the jersey boys about the four seasons and of course, you know, the boss and all that's going on right now. everything's about jersey for some reason because it's gritty, it's ethnic, it's italian, has a certain attitude, "the sopranos", that's the negative thing. but it's a gritty, ethnic thing coming on strong. when you ask somebody who says why do you send your kids to catholic school? he says what's your name? he gets the name and talks to them personally and says excuse me, it's none of your business. even if it is pushy, people like the authenticity with it, i'm connecting with you. connecting. >> he does that very well. >> wherever i go, chris, when we go give talks, a lot of people will talk about bipartisanship. i always talk about h
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